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Leon Hall
CB #29
Height:
5-11
Weight:
195
Age:
29
College:
Michigan
Hometown:
Vista, CA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 348 273 75 0.0 0 94 23 245 -- 50 2 5 2
2013 CIN 5 5 20 14 6 0.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2012 CIN 14 14 38 24 14 0.0 0 11 2 61 30.5 44 1 0 --
2011 CIN 9 9 32 29 3 0.0 -- 7 2 15 7.5 15 0 0 1
2010 CIN 16 16 44 33 11 0.0 -- 11 4 19 4.8 22 0 2 --
2009 CIN 16 16 71 58 13 0.0 -- 24 6 47 7.8 26 0 2 --
2008 CIN 16 16 75 61 14 0.0 0 24 3 87 29 50 1 0 1
2007 CIN 16 10 68 54 14 0.0 -- 12 5 16 3.2 12 0 1 --

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Bio

     First-round pick from 2007 draft could reach the 100 mark in 2014 in Bengals games and starts ... Comes off a 2013 season in which he started strong but missed the last nine games due to right Achilles tear ... Projected with a good chance to be ready for opening of training camp ... Suffered the Achilles injury in first quarter of Game 7, Oct. 20 at Detroit ... Was tied for team lead in passes defensed (six) through Game 6, and he added a seventh in his brief action at Lions ... In 2012, had two key INTs during stretch drive for playoffs, plus a pick-six for Bengals’ only TD in Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Has 23 career INTs, fifth in Bengals history and two short of fourth-place Lemar Parrish ... 112 career passes defensed.
      First-round pick from 2007 draft could reach the 100 mark in 2014 in Bengals games and starts ... Comes off a 2013 season in which he started strong but missed the last nine games due to right Achilles tear ... Projected with a good chance to be ready for opening of training camp ... Suffered the Achilles injury in first quarter of Game 7, Oct. 20 at Detroit ... Was tied for team lead in passes defensed (six) through Game 6, and he added a seventh in his brief action at Lions ... In 2012, had two key INTs during stretch drive for playoffs, plus a pick-six for Bengals’ only TD in Wild Card playoff at Houston ... Has 23 career INTs, fifth in Bengals history and two short of fourth-place Lemar Parrish ... 112 career passes defensed.

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2007 NFL Draft (18th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-28-07 ... Signed contract extension with Bengals on 9-2-11.

    2013 highlights: Started five games (Games 1-3 and 6-7) at RCB ... Inactive for Games 4-5, due to hamstring strain suffered Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay, and placed on Reserve/Injured list prior to Game 8 due to Achilles tear suffered in Game 7 ... Closed his season with 20 tackles, one INT and seven passes defensed ... On Sept. 8 at Chicago, logged a secondary-high seven tackles and two passes defensed ... Recorded five tackles with a pass defensed on Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh ... Intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass at Bengals five during fourth-quarter comeback on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay, and also recorded four tackles and three passes defensed ... Three tackles Oct. 13 at Buffalo, in return from two games missed with hamstring strain ... One tackle and a pass defensed Oct. 20 at Detroit before leaving in first quarter with Achilles injury.

    Previous seasons: 2007—Played in every Bengals game as a rookie, with 10 starts, and led team with five INTs, tying Bengals rookie record set previously by S Tommy Casanova, CB Ray Horton and LB Odell Thurman ... Also tied for NFL’s ’07 rookie lead in INTs ... Ranked fourth on Bengals in tackles (career-best 85), leading secondary ... Started in NFL debut Sept. 10 vs. Baltimore, subbing for injured RCB Johnathan Joseph, and had five tackles and two passes defensed ... Snagged first NFL INT on Sept. 23 at Seattle, against Matt Hasselbeck ... On Nov. 11 at Baltimore, intercepted a deflected Steve McNair pass in end zone just before halftime, preserving 6-0 lead in eventual Bengals win. 2008—Posted team-best totals of 26 passes defensed and three INTs ... Led DBs in tackles (84) for the second straight year ... Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance Dec. 21 at Cleveland, when he made all three of his INTs, tying Bengals game record and scored on a 50-yard return ... His TD return at Cleveland gave Bengals a 7-0 lead on a cold, blustery day when offensive scores were tough to come by (Bengals won 14-0). 2009—Tied for team lead with career-high six INTs, tied for second in AFC, as Bengals won AFC North title ... Led team in passes defensed (career-high 27) ... Two forced fumbles ... Had the most special teams tackles (seven) of any regular starter ... On Oct. 4 at Cleveland, forced a Jerome Harrison fumble that teammate Robert Geathers returned 75 yards for a TD ... On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, intercepted a Joe Flacco pass at Bengals’ 17 with four seconds left to end Ravens’ last comeback bid ... On Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, had two INTs (48 yards in returns) ... Seven tackles and an end-zone pass defensed in key win Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, when Steelers were held to three-for-15 on third-down conversions ... On Dec. 13 at Minnesota, intercepted a Brett Favre pass ... Logged his sixth INT on Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, with leaping grab at Bengals’ 19 to kill Chiefs’ last offensive threat as Bengals clinched division title ... Posted seven tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets. 2010—On Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, intercepted a Joe Flacco pass in third quarter, with 22-yard return ... Recorded INT in second straight game on Sept. 26 at Carolina, picking off Jimmy Clausen at Bengals five to thwart Carolina scoring threat ... Recorded an INT in his third straight game Oct. 3 at Cleveland, intercepting Seneca Wallace in second quarter at Cleveland 37 ... Six tackles, four passes defensed (Bengals game-high for the season) and an INT Oct. 24 at Atlanta ... Four tackles Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, and had two forced fumbles, including FF from Hines Ward at Pittsburgh 39 in second quarter, recovered by Bengals and leading to TD drive. 2011—Ended season with 38 tackles and fumble recovery, and despite missing final seven games, still ranked tied for second on team in both INTs (two) and passes defensed (10) ... Missed Games 10-16 due to left Achilles tear suffered Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... Injury brought end to streaks of 74 consecutive games played (including postseason) and 66 starts, which both had been current team bests ... Fourth-quarter INT helped seal Bengals win Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis ... One INT, one tackle and two passes defensed Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh before leaving in second quarter with Achilles injury. 2012—Started 14 games at RCB (Games 1-2 and 5-16) ... Inactive for Games 3-4, due to a calf strain suffered Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland ... Kept improving as he distanced himself from 2011 Achilles injury and made big plays down the stretch ... His INT turned momentum in Week 14 win at Philadelphia, as his 44-yard return of a Nick Foles pass set up go-ahead TD in third quarter ... His 17-yard pick-six off Ben Roethlisberger in Week 15 at Pittsburgh was Bengals’ only TD in playoff-clinching 13-10 win, giving Cincinnati 7-0 lead in first quarter ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston, scored on 21-yard INT return of Matt Schaub pass to give Bengals 7-6 lead in second quarter ... Also at Houston, posted 13 tackles.

    Ed Block winner: The Bengals named Hall as the team recipient of the 2012 season Ed Block Courage Award. The award honors one player from each NFL team who shows “commitment to the values of sportsmanship and courage.” Hall’s 2011 season was cut short when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Game 9, but his intense rehabilitation efforts sped his recovery, so he was able to open the ’12 training camp on time, well ahead of the initial forecast. “Leon set a great example of what it takes to be able to overcome a challenge, which was recognized by his teammates in being selected to represent the club for this award,” said Paul Sparling, Bengals head athletic trainer.

    College: Played four seasons (2003-06) at Michigan, and was a consensus ’06 All-American ... Left Wolverines with school record for career passes defensed (43) and ranked tied for fourth in INTs (12) ... Was finalist as a senior for NCAA’s Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) ... Set UM record with 83-yard fumble return (for TD) as a junior in 2005.

    Personal: Hometown is Vista, Calif. ... Played CB, WR and QB at Vista High School, earning All-America honors from SuperPrep and PrepStar, and also lettered in track ... Married (wife Jessica) with a son, Leon. Jr. ... General studies major at Michigan ... Favorite hobby is golf.

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